Phnom Penh Birding Experiencefrom
This is the perfect option for a half day birdwatching tour in Phnom Penh and would prefer to head out birding and enjoy good views of several wetland birds, water birds and especially the Cambodia Tailorbird and flycatchers etc.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
This is the perfect option for a half day birding tour in Phnom Penh and would prefer to head out birding and enjoy good views of several wetland birds, water birds and especially the Cambodia Tailorbird and a numerous of flycatcher.
Our trip will begin with a 6am and 2:30pm pick up from your hotel after which we will drive east to the wetland area of Mekong River. Here we will enjoy views of Black Drongo, Chinese Pond Heron, Zebra Dove, Indian Roller, Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, Javan Pond-Heron, Common Snipe, Common Greenshank and a numerous of wetland birds.
Then, we have a short and easy walk through the small forest with a short audio to see Cambodia Tailorbird. The Cambodian tailorbird is a species of bird endemic to Cambodia, likely confined to a single dense shrub habitat in the floodplain of the Mekong river. It was first discovered and recorded by scientists in 2009 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, during avian influenza checks. During this time, we also view Rufescent Prinia, Scaly Breasted Munia, Little Green Bee Eater, Pied bushchat male and female, Pied Fantail and luckily the Purple Sunbird, Kingfisher and Large Billed Crow.
The tour is concluded with brunch and coffee or tea before we head back to Phnom Penh and end the trip at your hotel.
Tour at a glance
Top Birds: Cambodian Tailorbird, Oriental Pratincole, Brown Shrike, Black shoulder kite, Chinese Pond Heron, Zebra Dove, Indian Roller, Greet Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, little cormorant, little ringed plover, Whimbrel, Cattle Egret, Javan Pond-Heron, Common Snipe, Common Greenshank , Darter, Pied kingfisher, Collared kingfisher, Ashy Drongo, Coppersmith Barbet and a numerous of wetland birds.
- Depart 5:30am & 2:30pm
- Walking distance 3 or 4 km through the easy pace
- Species: 20 to 50
- Min group size: 2
- Max group size: 10
- Photographic Opportunity: Excellent
- Tour Fee (Per Person): USD 65
- Private tour fee is from 2pax with 25% extra
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Local birding guide
- Purified drinking water, some fruit and brunch
- Share binocular and supported vehicle
- Travel insurance
- Miscellaneous personal expenses and tips
Half day bird watching tour in Phnom Penh
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Phnom Penh at 5:30am for the morning tour, or you could go to our meeting point at Independent Monument of Phnom Penh by your own. Then, we get a ferry crossing Mekong River and drive to our birding side. On the arrival of the natural lake where the local farmers they growing lotus, paddy rice and other vegetables, we will start to watch any birds such as little egret, Chinese porn heron, tern, Indian Roller, Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, oriental cormorant, Bee eater and a numerous of wetland birds. We also have a chance to see some of little Cormorant, oriental darter before we had a packed breakfast and take an easy walk to the Cambodian Tailor Bird habitat. The Cambodian tailorbird is a species of bird endemic to Cambodia, likely confined to a single dense shrub habitat in the floodplain of the Mekong River. Continuously, we get on our private vehicle support drive to the habitat of Blue – winged Pitta and back to Phnom Penh city for lunch before we getting back to your hotel.
Below is a list of equipment that we suggest you take with you.
- Wear comfort clothes and shoes
- Sunscreen, sunhat, lip balm, and sunglasses
- Smartphone or camera and make sure their batteries and memory space are enough
- Small day backpack as it easy to carry something of your personal stuff and water
There is no matter that you didn’t bring your bins for birdwatching tour, we have such of equipment to entire this birding trip ending with enjoyable and bird encounters. We have binocular for individual, field scope, birding checklist, and birding guidebook.
Throughout this birding journey, we running a project on ” Bird Awareness to the children” with an objective to raise awareness on birds, wildlife and environment to children where it will contribute the sustainable development.
Therefore, we would happy to get some of your used gears for birding and wildlife such as: Binocular, GPS, Color for children painting, note book, refillable bottle, etc.
We do not accept cash for the donation..!
Orkun Chroeun ( Thanks ..!)